Sony: NGP is not a phone, PlayStation Suite already “addresses,” the phone market

Thursday, 27 January 2011 15:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Sony’s NGP may offer 3G in some areas, but it is not a phone, and this detail is something SCEE boss Andrew House said the firm “deliberately,” avoided.

Speaking with Eurogamer following the handheld’s reveal in Japan earlier today, House said PlayStation Suite already “addresses,” the phone market.

“We think that voice capability carries with it a whole other set of expectations, and we want this to be first and foremost the ultimate gaming experience,” he said.

“We’ve elected not to complicate that proposition overly by trying to have it be all things to all people including voice and a conventional phone. Clearly [PlayStation Suite] addresses an already vibrant phone marketplace that serves that consumer very well.”

Kaz Hirai said earlier PlayStation Suite will launch later this year and will bring classic PSone content to Android phones.

For those wanting a PS Phone, there’s always the much leaked Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, which is rumored to be making an appearance at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.